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I know that this sport is not dying but is long been dead.:lol:

But I would just like to know what's your take on the new set of rules and regulations set by the ISU.

I would like to particularly stress this rule out:

Rule 612
Free Skating Singles
1. Free Skating consists of a well balanced program of Free Skating elements,
such as jumps, spins, steps and other linking movements executed with a
minimum of two footed skating in harmony with music of the Competitor’s
choice, vocal music with lyrics is permitted.

Please allow this also to be the new thread for Figure Skating.:bashful:

Comments

  • Last Oct. 4 was the Japan Open, and its weird watching some skaters with lyrics on their music. It's like watching them on gala exhibitions. :lol: But on a serious note, its sad and disappointing because for me it forfeits how a music should be interpreted not by lyrics but by body language across the ice.

    But I am very happy for Anna Pogorilaya in her stunning Firebird costume and program. The only Russian skater I like. She is a new breed in skating I like that her jumps looks effortless but what I really love the most are her programs. Very heavy music but yet powerful very visual and full of impact. I hope to see her in the podium this season.

  • Tatsuki Machida leads Skate America over Jeremy Abbott, Jason Brown

    Japan’s Tatsuki Machida topped both U.S. Olympians in the Skate America short program in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Friday night. He can become the first repeat men’s champion at the Grand Prix series event in 13 years on Saturday.

    Machida, who was fifth at the Sochi Olympics and second at the World Championships in March, landed all of his jumps cleanly — unlike the other leading men — and scored 93.39 points.

    The four-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott turned out of his triple Axel landing and scored 81.82 points for second place. Abbott, 29, skated with facial hair, wearing a tie and to Sam Smith‘s “Lay Me Down,” accompanied by Smith’s vocal lyrics, allowed under a new rule this season.

    Jason Brown fell on his opening triple Axel and scored 79.75 points for third place. Brown, 19, won his first senior international competition in Germany last month after placing ninth at the Sochi Olympics.

    Sochi Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten of Kazakhstan fell on his opening quadruple jump, and into the Sears Centre boards. He’s in fourth with 77.18 points.

    The last man to win two straight Skate America titles was American Tim Goebel in 2000 and 2001. Goebel won Olympic bronze in 2002.

    A Japanese man won Skate America seven of the previous nine years. Vancouver Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek was the only American men’s champ in that stretch, in 2009.

    Earlier, U.S. Olympians Madison Chock and Evan Bates took the ice dance lead with 68.96 points in the short dance. Sochi teammates Maia and Alex Shibutani were second with 64.14.

    The Sochi Olympic ice dance gold and silver medalists — Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White and Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir – are taking the season off. The Sochi bronze medalists and fourth-place couple are also not skating together this season.

    Chock and Bates and the Shibutani siblings were eighth and ninth, respectively, in Sochi.

    Skate America continues Saturday with the pairs short program (1 p.m. ET), women’s short program (2:30), free dance (8) and men’s free skate (9:30).

    NBC will air coverage of the women’s free skate Sunday (4-6 ET).

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    Tatsuki Machida just rocked Skate America. The bird flies grandly...🇯🇵
  • The music "Fantasia for violin and orchestra" is the music of my most favorite short program of all time by Mao Asada. :)
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